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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Richard Mario Amesquita  

Pen Name: Ricardo Mario Amezquita

Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: 1948 in Sterling, IL


Illinois Connection

These selected poems written in Illinois between 1973 to 2003.

Biographical and Professional Information

Born and raised in Sterling, Illinois. Graduated from high school 1966. Served in the USAF until 1970. Graduated from Sauk Valley Community College and Sangamon State University (now the University of Illinois in Springfield). Served as a legal advocate for migrant workers, an academic advisor for college students, taught First-Year English and English as a Second Language at a variety of colleges, and worked as a contract specialist for medical equipment and supplies for the Veterans Administration.

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